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THE MARRIED WOMAN
THE TOO CAREFUL WIFE
Ellen Adair Says That She Alienates Her Husband's
It l vey right and proper for n, woman
to bs prodd of her house And proud of
. tho fact that she keeps nit her household
S-ooda ahd belongings In spick-and-span
order, but there are limits to everything,
nnd thli pride can certainly be overdone.
Many women sacrifice everything at the
nllar of the home beautiful, and In the
end they find out their mistake gener
ally when It Is too late for remedy, too.
There Is such a thing as being too
house-proud, and Rome wives really make
their own and Everybody else's Ufa mis
erable becauso of their mania for "keep
ing things nice."
For instance, a certain wlfa who In
every other respect was really a model
of ..matrimonial perfection had a mania
for polishing up everything and literally
spent her days doing detective work In
the matter of dust-hunting, and this de
spite the fact that alia had two capable
maids to do the work of her small flat.
The brass bedstead In her husband's
room was her particular hobby. No one
but herself must polish It, no one but
herself must oven touch It! Then she
was Invited to visit friends In the coun
try for a fortnight, but sho was so ex
ercised about the care of that precious
bedstead, and so worried thinking that
perhaps the malda might forget to dust
It every morning that sho Insisted that
her husband glvo up his comfortable
room nil the time she was away, so that
shs might swathe tho brass bedstead In
burial clothes and thus protect It from
the carelessness of servants.
Her husband was a meek little soul
and weakly consented to sleep In a little
thrce-by-slx bedroom during the time of
her absence. But later on, when this sort
of thing continued all the time, and ho
ould hardly get leave to call his soul
his own, he doclded to tako the remedy
into his own hands. So he sat down
quietly and thought things out somewhat
after this fashion:
"Hore have I been married to Lucille
for JO yearn and worked like a horse to
buy her everything she wanted. I have
donlrd her nothing yet she won't por
mlt me to use anything In tho home. In
case I may spoil Itl I mayn't smoke
anywhere, not even In my own room,
becauso sho says the smell will cling to
tho furniture. I mayn't sit In the easy
chair because of the now embroidered
chair covers. I mayn't put my feet on
my own fender, for fear of scratching It
The game Isn't worth the candle I'm
going to clear out!"
4nd clear out he did, leaving the un
The Quick Shampoo
There, are several ways of shampooing
tho hair "whllo you wait" You may want
a quick shampoo and may not bo In a
position to havo It done. The best thing
to do In a caso like this Is to get the
beat substitute for a real Bhampoo that Is
available. If you havo a cold In the head,
and want your hair to look particularly
nice, begin by brushing tho hair thor
oughly. This will remove all tho unneces
sary dust accumulations. This requires
at least 100 strokes. Each stroke should
be made downward, grasping the 'brush
by the back of tho brushy part Instead of
br the handle. Divide the hair Into
strands, sc that no part of the scalp will
Have a talcum powder bdx, or any
other perforated box, filled with orrlH
root Sprinkle this on the hair close to
the scalp. Be sure to rub It Into the hair
thoroughly, so It will absorb the oils
which made It heavy and greasy looking.
Allow It to stay In for a, half hour, then
remove by brushing with a very stiff
Naturally wayy hair can be greatly re
stored to flutflness by steaming It with
towels wrung out of hot water. This will
remove the excessive oils which are too
near the surface. Apply the steaming
towels to the head for 10 minutes, allow
ing them to ermaln until cool.
Another remedy for oily hair la the
alcohol rub. This should be applied to
separate strands of hair like a tonic, with
a bit of absorbent cotton. Wipe it dtl
as aucn as possible, before It has ovapo
xated. If your scalp Is dry, don't use
tht alcohol because it will remove too
lIUs Lucreila. Borl, the prima donna
of the Metropolitan Opera Company,
gives these hints In one of her beauty
littcrezla Borl, prima donna of the
Metropolitan Opera Company, gives the
following advice about the care of the
tender akin during the wintry season!
"Cold winds," says Miss Borl, "dry up
all the natural oils of the skin, thus
starring the tissues and making them
Uiblo to court wrinkles. It Is, therefore.
ntce&iary to keep the skin well nourished
with a good akin food. After thoroughly
oUaBtlnr tha face, rub the cream well
Into th skin, and when It Is applied at
Bight, do not remove the coating.
Whtta wax 1 drachma
Oil of almonds ...1 ounces
Orange' flower waUr ....... ...... 3 ounces
Oil of sweet orange 1 drachm
Spermaceti .. 3 drachms
Carefully examine the face each morn
ing, and If the skin ta firm and elastlo
Simply rub It well with the cream, but
tf it appears dry and out of condition,
tt must be massaged regularly with a
akin food. This must be applied to the
sktn with the finger tips, using a firm.
rotary motion, until the skin has absorbed
ail the oil It eon. Now smooth out the
wrinkles In the forehead by drawing the
flagtnt straight aoross the brow from
i centre towards the temples. Con
tbW this for torn time so that the blood
be brought to the surface and the
raro well worked into the skin.
"Hard water Is very drying to the skin,
fwrMevhtrly ia winter, and the woman
who values a swoetb skin will try to
mbusia enough rainwater to use for eteaaa
Itig her face. The us of sett water will
pfrent sts&y wrinkles.
"Tiie sma8 wriaklaa about the eyes.
eemnozUy knows 'wow's feet, bejtu
U spsuar wben oeitt ireather arrive.
iim ts t. only rewedy for tba
-.jsiw' foot. S the foreosges lata tie
jpftMH and &spiy it wfe a rtHary swtioa
to Asp corn mt aeefe eye- Make the
fepwe4 mnk mfc feardsr than the
mmmmMt, feu y w otiee
tfcs tee Uma wf have began to
r . out in haJ xm Jaab
Strafe Bit ElgSWfi. fffit 4 lSc
fortunate Lucille a sadder but a wiser
woman. 8he obtained n divorce, of
course, but It was poor consolation for
the loss of an excellent home and hus
band. For, although he mode her an
ample allowance, she had to give up her
expensive fiat, and dismiss one of the
maids. Then later she heard that her
husband had married again, this tlmo
to a delightful, happi-go-lucky, com
panionable woman. The first wife's feel
ings can better b Imagined than
On visiting different homes, one hears
the wife making remarks of this sort all
"John, darling, .do be. oareful of the
cushions. Look how you havo mussed
up my nice olean covers."
"Oh, John, don't throw your clrarette
ash on the floor! Whether It's dropped
accidentally or not, it spoils the carpet."
"John, quick, tako your feet oft my
beautiful now fender. How destructive
men are. I need to watch you nil the
"Darling, go out to the hall at once and
wipe your feet. Just look at the mud
you've brought In."
The wife who talks like this Is acting
unwisely nd tho sooner she changes hor
tactics the better for her own subsequent
happiness and peace of mind. To this
typo of woman, I would say: '
Don't havo a room your husband can't
sit In confortably.
Never mind aboMt the fender. It's much
more Important that your husband should
bo happy and comfortable In the evenings
than thnt It should bo kept without a
And, as for tho cushion covers, It's quite
possible to get pretty ones that are uso
ful at tho same time, and If they do
"muss" up well, they can be shaken out
Mako him comfortablo when ho Is at
home. Tho poor thing comes home at
night very tired after the long day dur
ing which he has been working hard for
you remember that, please and It Is no
sort of rest If he has to sit bolt upright
for fear of crushing the cushions. Also
remember that nbove all things a man
hates to bo "nagged." If you force him
to live In constant dread of spoiling the
look- of tho room or of disarranging the
furniture, he will soon start a search for
comfort nnd relaxation outsldo his own
home. Tou will then And yourself In
that unfortunate and highly undignified
position of neglected wife, with the pleas.
Ins thought for sole consolation that the
fault Is entirely your own, and that
through your own "fusslness" you havo
alienated your husband's affections.
PREVAILING MODES IN FOOTGEAR
Across the Counter
The Brownie sets, consisting of knitted
cap, mittens, leggings and sweater, are
made of Angora wool and sell at the
price of 3.
There la a range of color, shades of
gray and brown and blue and red and
Knitted sweaters of a good quality cost
fl.W apiece. These are for the small tots,
from two to six years of age.
Fur caps in white fur and brown, with
or without ear pieces, cost from fl to
(1(0 and they make gifts that the average
child delights in.
Velvet tarn o'shanters. for little girls,
in brilliant colors, coat 13 apiece.
The Little Red Riding Hood waterproof
oape (which also appears in blue) cost
13.85 or 13, according to the etxe.
Dainty little white corduroy coats for
babies coat 41.15. With hand-scalloped
collar and cuffs the price Is U.M.
Chinchilla cloth top coats, for boys and
girls from four to eight years of age,
are sold for 3.
A gray coat lined with red is yexy good
looking and the blues and browns have
effective linings of plaids or checks.
Corduroy coats are very good stylo this
season, and they are to be found In
browns, grays, blues and Teds and greens.
For a child of four years, the price is
Jfi.75. They are lined and Interlined, and
?iade in a pretty fashion with a wldo belt
f the corduroy.
Coats of zlbellne for children from four
to ten years of age cost t7jD0, They are
well made and very warm and the colors
611k sweaters in the small staeai are
knitted In delicate shades of pink and
blue, sometimes ribbed, with one color
uppermost and the other showing beneath.
For a child, two, three or four years
old, suah a sweater costs M,
At Christmas Tune
If the mother of the family Is a very
busy parson, and if the trimming of the
Christmas tree seems one thing teo inuoh,
try giving the kiddles the fun of trim
aing it themselves. This, of course, ap
plies only to the children who have
grown out of the baby stage.
, ,, i ,
For the Chfldwa
If tt eMg4fn are tatef ejt oandy and
yo fear bad rH, do mC alte-w Onto
to have R jest bes a jaesl, bt be
b4l with the sweets rfgfet alter tNr
hare eaten a buitrjaveat, TUejr wHl not
m so mud), aw WfB It i tkest iuura. if
Ufa uiiu t. fsMmiriifl
AND THE BACHELOR GIRL-CLUB NEWS: PMCITCALAR11CLES
A Christmas Episode
"Isn't It warm and comfortable In
here?" asked Beatrice, as one settled her
self more snugly In the large armchair
before the fire.
"Don't get too warm and comfy, my
i dear, or you won't accomplish anything.
I want you to finish those little baby
slippers In plenty of time to havo them
malted to New Vork. And I'm so busy
on mother's tabtescarf that I can't let
It go for a minute."
"Tou'ie a generous soul with my
work. Who's the Interesting young hope
ful?" Inquired Beatrice.
"Oh, It's a long story and a ratlier
touching one. Do you really want to
"Yes, anything to relieve my mind
from this continuous crocheting. I'm
ready to cry, anyway. My new gown
has tucks Instead of plaits and I'm fairly
"Well, first of nil, I spent Inst Christ
mas with Aunt Jane In New York. On
Christmas Eve we had a party, Tom
nnd Jnck and Marjorlo were there, nnd
a lot of young people from the college
set. We went to tho theatre, nnd after
that wo all started for one of the big
hotels for something to eat. The party
got separated, of course, as there were
so many of us that we divided Into fours.
After every one had gone away, Tom and
I took tho last tnxl. We wore driving
peacefully along, when we turned a cor
nor rather sharply. The streets were cov
ered with a light snow nnd the car
"Tom grabbed me, but I wnsn't scared
n bit. My breath almost left my body
an I saw an old woman and a little boy
crossing the street There was no noise,
no excitement the tnxl swung around
with a sliding movement nnd sldeswlped
tho boy. Then it stopped-nnd we Jumped
"The old grandmother was Yiddish, and
could only moan and wring her hands.
We picked up tho child and lifted him
Into tho taxi, while tho old grandmother
followed. We took them to the poorest
little shanty you can Imagine. The two
lived there alone. The old woman mado
her living by working In a factory.
"While I put the boy to bed, Tom
phoned to Aunt Jane. He was moro
than handy that night-Hie examined lit
tle Ambrose and found ho was only
bruised. Anyway, I stayed thcro a good
part of tho night. It mado me feel I
was doing something really worth while.
The boy got well enough to walk around
In a week or so. I visited him every
day. Tom and I spent our ChrlBtmas by
hir bedside. So every yeih? I try to
maka amends for that unfortunate acci
dent. I send the old granny money and
clothing. That's about all of tho story,
"All except that solitaire on your finger,
my dear. You're a sly little minx not
to show mo that befdre! Well, tho slip
pers are finished," said her friend, rather
A Wrong Attitude
Gladys was tired. She had presided as
goddess of the ribbon counter all day long,
and It was nearly 6 o'clock. A timid little
woman approached and asked to see some
"nibbon or Inserting? Or did you want
it by the yard? That's all we have (n
velvets," she remarked as she laconically
produced a piece of narrow velvet beading.
"I'd like it a bit wider," began the Uttls
"Three aisles back, tum to your left,
among the velvets," added Gladys with a
significant look. And then In a tone loud
enough to be heard by the routed cus.
tomer, Touan't find velvet at tho rib
bon counter any sooner than you get a
baby's rattle In the sporting department
Boms people certainly la dumb) Oh, gee,
here comes another,"
It Is strange how many girls will de
liberately Jeopardise their positions for
Ihe sako of voicing a few petty, im
pertinent remarks. It doesn't pay to be
cross and disagreeable, and the time only
goes more slowly as a consequence. Be
sides, nobody has ever accomplished any
thing worth while by being mean to
A good many women who know how to
darn can't darn silk stockings. This Is
an art in Itself, In the first place, the
silk used should exactly match the stock
ing which you are darning. Alt your
work will be wasted if this is not pare
fully attended to. Use a rather large nee
dle, so the thread will slip through east
ily. Tots should not be too large, how
ever, or it is likely to tear a fine stock
ing. Always work with a darning ball, and
If possible one of a contrasting shade, so
that It will be evident Don't maka knots,
and start to -darn some dlstaaee from the
hole. About an inch Is the average dls
taaee. Wind up and down and la and
out of the stocking Mske your stitehes
neither so close together that they pile
eae upon the other nor so far apart that
they are practically useless they must be
a happy medium,
Wbea the hole is covered with bars
and stitsta going up and down, begin
ta weave your stitehes in at out. Tfe
afeeald ee perpendicular to tfa ttitsfcw
already laid tepgtnway. wuuu Mejn
stitehes close teeetster, oerapieufy eayuti
Jag Ibe ooia,
THE GAME :
ACCORDING TO HOYLE
The amateur asks: "Aren't hearts ever trump?"
The present vogue for street shoes of
black and brown orgray Is ascribed to
various causes. The short skirts display
more of the foot than has been tho cus
tom of tho last few seasons and that may
havo had Its Influence. It may be that
women have grown tired of the sameness
of the black boot and shoe, or It may be
Just the frivolity of the age.
At one tlmo shoes were absolutely con
ventional. A new style button was a
startling Innovation, and the change from
the rounded toe to the pointed, or vice
versa, was the most noticeable event In
footgear for the season.
But now the shoe with the black vamp
and quarters In shades of gray or sand
folor or tete de negre, has Invaded the
fashion field and put to rqut the Incon
spicuous Bhoe of black.
Patent leather Is very much In evidence.
It may not wear well, but It saves the
moment's polishing. It sometimes forms
the vamp and heel and runs up the back
of the shoe, but often tho upper part of
ribbed cloth, broadefoth or buckskin Is
used for the entire shoe, excepting the
A walking boot, almost as high as a
riding boot. Is one of the newest creations
In footwear. It (s daring, as Its name, the
Cossack, suggests, but It Is charming and
really romantic In Its aspect
The vamp Is of patent leather and the
The casserole Is a great help in the
matter of preparing food daintily for
the table and keeping it bo when the
meal is unavoidably delayed. For in
stance, one can put a casserole In a
fairly hot oven nnd leaver-it for quite
a long time without spoiling the con
tents A Bicuwcr, UUIDIUO ui i ta uvtuaM
cooking qualities, Is aluablo for keeping?
all sorts of things hot, even after they
are served. A" great many vegetables
which are supposed to spoil if they are
not put on the table as soon as they
are cooked will keep nice for a good
while If they are strained and put Into
one of the upper compartments of the
The most delicious puddings, too, are
the steamed ones. The popular Christ
mas plum pudding Is greatly improved
by steaming It It seems to keep longer,
If the young housekeeper is afraid to
attempt a steamed pudding she can sub
stitute stewed fruit (especially If there
are children In the house). Jelly molds,
fruit custards, milk, bread and rice pud
dings, or a plain custard.
If you are using the oven, don't forget
to put the plates In the upper part, while
the meat Is cooking. It will make a
very appreciable difference In the gas
bill at the end of the month. If the
plates get too warm, tt la better and
cheaper to watt for them to cooll
The table should be set neatly, and cor
rectly, This means, the knife should
be placed at the right side of the plate,
and the fork at the left side. This Is
for the ordinary meal the "occasion" re
quires special arrangement The table
spoon Is placed at the right, and the tea
spoons to the left of the plate. All extra
silver may be disposed df as space per
mits. The House Plant
Water house plants thoroughly, hut
don't let the pots stand In saucer full
of water. Simply apply water until it
runs through, and then stop.
A Useful Hint
The rpugh end of the roast can be
ground up and It will make very good
s m'm v " i em,n'fi; mil-- -
jar packed in H6Hadr75c eacji.
E. Bradford Clarke Co.
asocE. 1520 Chetmut Street impopt
Bv SARA MOORE
upper part of brown suede, with a cuff
of patent leather Inlnld with suede.
The low shoe Is still worn, usually with
tho convenient Salter that can be slipped
oft without necessitating tho chanco of
the shoe. But the low shoo Is apt to be
blcollored, with a patent leather front
and tan or gray backs.
Bronze Bllppers are very popular. They
are pretty of themselves and they have
the ndvantage over the colored slipper In
that they can be worn with almost any
color frock. They havo the Louis Qulnzo
heel, which Is a feature of boots and
shoes and slippers this year.
Kid In lovely shades Is again in favor
for slippers. The one sketched In white
Is piped In black with nn Instep strap
divided Into tlireo sections nnd button
ing quite low on each sTdo of the slipper.
There is a little slipper called the ga
votte slipper, which Is In black kid, with
two chains that hook over the Instep and
end with a metal buckle.
This little slipper appears In bronze,
nnd In both Instances the same Jcather
Is used for the entlra shoe.
The straps of various kinds that are
seen on ihinca Bllppers nre usually orna
mental features, but they were devised
In the first place tor practical purposes.
Present day dnnclng seems to require
the security that can be obtained only
with an Instep fastening.
Cloth of gold and cloth of silver are
used lavishly for slippers today. They
are sometimes brocaded and shimmer
with ro&e and blue and other colorings,
The conservative satin slipper of con
ventional style Is seen and preferred by
a few, but not by the many.
Tho conservative shoo Is rare and even
difficult to find. But the nil black shoe
or the high tan boot appears now and
again and gains distinction by Its rnrlty.
For the Girl Who Sews
When you aro sewing a. great deal of
work may be saved by the following ar
rangement: Place the sewing table on
the left nnd nt li right angle to the sew
lng machine: you can then tum from the
sewing machine to the table without leav
ing jour chair. If the scrap basket Is
placed at your right hand, all small bits
can be dropped Into the basket with ease,
and save tho nfter effort of picking them
oft the floor.
A Cooking Hint
The end of a piece of bacon will do per
fectly for the baked beans and you will
not be obliged to struggle to slice that
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Ca4bury's English chocolates, hi pictured and
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fantnfci VrrvmA Hinder, in a nuatnt Tlnfoli
DOINGS AT THE
Women's clubs, with Christmas ap
proaching, show an Interest In the com
ing season, as reflected by the barometer
of their programs. In spile of the Tule
tlde, however, the business charaoter of
the meetings has not been lost.
Today, nt o'clock, there will be an
open meeting of the education section of
the Phllomuslan Club, ATrs. I. It- O'Harra
la chairman of this division. There will
be several Important lectures. Provost
Edgar Paha Bmlth, of the University of
Pennsylvania, will speak on tho "Func
tions of the University of Pennsylvania."
John Dennis Mahoney, head of the
English department of the West Phila
delphia High School for Boys, will speak
on "The Funotlons of the Boys' High
There will be singing by SO girls of tho
B. B. ComegyB School, of which Mrs. O.
C Tlndll Is principal.
Miss Katherlne Puncheon, principal of
the Philadelphia High School- for Girls,
will speak on "For What Does a Girls'
High School Standr1
The Current Events Class of the Phllo
muslan Club will discuss "The Christmas
Spirit" at Its meeting on Wednesday,
December 16, ut 10:S0 a. m. Miss Sara
C, Collins Is leader of this class.
Tomorrow, at II a. m Mrs. Imagen B.
Oakley will aoenk before the International
section of the New Century Club. Her
subject will be "The Situation In France."
Tomorrow, at 11 a. m Mrs, Imogen B,
of Norwood will hold a masting. The
program will be provided by tho Drama
Class df the Itldley Park Club and'
promises to be a most Interesting one.
Jtrs. John L. Fnrrell Is chairman of the
Century Club. A holiday adjournment
will follow this meeting.
Tho Women'a Club of Cynwyd will hold
a special meeting tomorrow nt 10:30 a. m.
Mrs. Clarence Gardner Is president of this
club; Mrs. William Gehmann, Jr., Is vice
president; Mrs. II. Hollls Wolstenholme Is
the corresponding secretary; Mrs, George
E. Bean Is recording secretary; Mrs. Ed
gar F. Gardnor Is treasurer, nnd Mrs.
Alexander F. Lldes la chairman of the
Publicity Committee. Dr. Arthur Hobson
Qulnn, dean of tho University of Penn
sylvania, will speak on the "American
Drama." The meeting will be followed
by a musical program and a luncheon.
The Clvto Club is today holding a com
mittee on playgrounds and preventive
work at 11 a. m.
Tho Emerson Club Is having a meeting
of the Clvlo Commltteo at 1300 Spruco
street at 8 p, m. this afternoon.
The New' Century Club of Chester will
be addressed by Prof. Charles II. X.awall
on "Homo Economics and Food Adultera
tion" at S p. m.4oday. '
The mothers' section of the Women's
Club of Kwarthmore will hold a practical
social service today at 3 p. m.
Today tho Drama l,eague, of Philadel
phia nlit hold Its annual meeting nt
tho South Broad Street Theatre. B. Iden
Pajne i 111 sp"ak on the "Repertory
Theatre." The Classic Dance and Drama
of Japan will be depicted by Miss Clara
Blattner and Mrs. Elsie J. Blattner, at
3:30 p. m. Polls open from 2:3d to 3:30
n. m. . -V
The Women's Democratic Club, 1303
Wollnut street, will meet today at 4 p. m.
Dr. Henry Hoffman will be tho speaker.
The Woman's Club, of Swarthmorc, will
hold a concert nt 8 p. m.
The New Century Club, of West Ches
ter, will hold Its Current Events Class
The Music StudyJ section of the
Woman's Club, of Swarthmore, will
hold Its meeting tomorrow morning,
The Current Events Class, of the New
Century Club of Chester, will hold its
The regular meeting of the Current
Events section, of the Plastic Club, 2iT
South Camac street, will be held tomor
row aftornoon at -I o'clock.
At the Hotel Adelphla on Thursday
evening, at S o'clock, a card party for
the benefit of the Women Writers' of
England fund will take plice.
On Saturday the New Century Guild,
1307 Locust street, will hold a debate in
The Philadelphia section of the Council
"Daddy and I, Together"
Get busy! Help the youngsters! They are
making bundles of their own toys and send
ing their own spending money bq the poor
children of Philadelphia won't be forgotten
by Santa THIS Christmas. Help them.
Over 1500 boys and girls are working mem
bers of the Public Ledger Santa Claus Club
but even their fine, big work won't do ALL
that's needed without YOUR help. Come!
sign a check; send a dollar; a barrel of
apples; toys, clothing SOMETHING!
Ledger autos will call for your offerings if
you wiBh. Or bring or send them to the
Pyblio Ledger Santa Claus Station
608 Chestnut Street
Make i checks payable to UNITED SECUR
ITT Life Insurance and Trust Company 605
Chafitnut street Treasurer Public ledger
Santa Claus Fund. h
. -.-,. -,... win A.infkralA In
charitable work with a children enter
tainment, December Jth, the proceeds to
go to charity.
Came to Visit
When Bobby nnd Doris were married,
everybody said what n handsome couple
they were nnd how they were Just mod
for each other. His mother thought this
latter was a very broad statement, but
she conceded tho first without question.
For Doris was as pretty as a June rose.
Her disposition was sweet and lovable
llko her dainty face. And she adored
Bobby was all man, with his clumsy
devotion to Doris nnd his capacity for"
making blunders. He stumbled up the
nlslo the day ho was married and after
throe years of domestic bliss, still had
an unlimited capacity for "putting his
foot in It"
Ho was thoroughly tired out When he
opened the door to his little homo one
evening. The lights woro out, and tho
rooms had n queer, unlnhnblted lodk.
Everything was Just the same ns usual,
only Doris wnsn't there. It was the
first time she hadn't greeted lilm since
they were married. Ho Bpled an opened
iclcgrnm on tho table. It said that Doris'
mother would nrrlve nt 8, This explained
the desolate look of the place. Bobby
drew a, long sigh of rollof (at what he
didn't know oxactly) for he had felt
strange for the moment.
"yy dear girl, such portieres, wh.v,
where In tho name of all that's antique,
did you get them?" asked a very decided
volco In the hallway. "Wo'll havo to get
right to work, tomorrow nnd take them
down. I'll wrlto your father to send the
ones you had In your bedroom. They
were so pretty. Wo certainly surrounded
you with everything you could want.
But that's tho way things- go. Toung
peoplo nowadays can't expect to beglp
where their parents left off."
"But, mother, Bob and I aro satisfied
Hore ho Is now. Don't jou think he's
getting fat and domestic looking?"
No need to dwell on tho days that fol
lowed. They wcro a nightmare of horror
to poor Bobby, nnd Doris spent most of
her tlmo In tears. For Bobby's unconscious
cnpaclty for blunders Irritated Mrs. Bond
immensely. He had never known her
very well, as Doris' family lived In Al
bany, and their little love nffalr had
begun at tho Beashoro homo of a mutual
friend, and had progressed Just pro
greased that's all,
"My dear Robert, how can jou keep
your shoes under tho bed? Doris lets you
have vour own slipshod way too much!"
"Tou bet she docs. That's why she's
such a bully Httlo companion. "Why,
would you bolleve It, when the wash
woman doesn't come wo Just pile tho Btuff
downstairs and let It "
In response to a warning look from
Doris, Bobby subsided. But later ho tele
phoned that he wouldn't be home to din
ner. Mrs. Bond stayed three weeks. Dur
ing that time sho changed all tho furni
ture, revolutionized tho kitchen, threw
out moat of Bobby's cherished posses
sions, Including his fishing clothes, which
she presented to the Ico man. Doris was
cross nnd tearful. Sho was worried, too,
In trying to solvo tho question of being
loal to both her mother and her hus
band. In tho end she gave up tho prob
lem as Impossible.
"Thanl; God sho has gone," breathed
Bobby when tho train drew out of tho
station. Then lie looked around fearfully.
But Doris was smiling.
"Now let's go and fix up tho house
again," ho said with a cheerful laugh.
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